Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 480 pages
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In the first full biography of actor Sidney Poitier, Aram Goudsouzian analyzes the life and career of a Hollywood legend, from his childhood in the Bahamas to his 2002 Oscar for lifetime achievement. Poitier is a gifted actor, a great American success sto
 

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This is a serious and detailed analysis not only of Poitier's life, but also of his political and social significance. One wonders how Poitier feels about it, since it is clear that he longed to be ... Read full review

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Goudsouzian (history, Hamilton Coll.) provides a comprehensive overview of Sidney Poitier's Hollywood persona and shows how he became a symbol of the emerging civil rights consciousness in America ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
POVERTY AND PROGRESS
5
Patches 19271943
7
Great Migrations 19431945
25
Stages 19451949
43
RACE MAN
61
Message Movies 19491952
63
Black Lists 19511954
84
Long Journeys 19631964
208
ALONE IN THE PENTHOUSE
229
Crossroads 19651966
231
Useful Negroes 19661967
253
Last Hurrahs 19671968
277
THROUGH PLAYING GOD
313
Exiles 19671971
315
Survivors 19721978
337

Threats 19551957
103
Noble Savages
123
BLACK MANS BURDEN
143
Decisions 19571959
145
Burdens 19591961
167
Blues 19601962
189
Ghosts 19782002
358
Performances by Sidney Poitier
381
Notes
397
Bibliography
447
Index
467
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Aram Goudsouzian teaches history at the University of Memphis.

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